Review ‘freeze’ decision
> Employers want govt to relook move as it will impact other employees
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) has called for a review of the plan by the Immigration Department to freeze the assets and bank accounts of industry employers who hire and harbour illegal foreign workers.
MEF executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan ( pix) said executing the plan, in October as announced, would result in Malaysian and legal foreign workers losing their jobs.
“If a company’s assets are frozen, it will have a significant impact on other employees as well. The employer will be unable to carry on the business and will have to lay off all workers,” he said.
He was commenting on Immigration Director-General Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali’s announcement that the department would